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Dwight Yoakam & Dennis Quaid Set To Star In Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 31, 2011 2:51 AM
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A decade after his last directorial effort, news filtered through last year that Billy Bob Thornton had finished a script for a post-war drama titled "Jayne Mansfield's Car" with Tom Epperson and that he was set to direct and star along side Robert Duvall.

Watch: Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa Shoots Wannabe 'Luke Cage' Promo Teaser

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 31, 2011 2:22 AM
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Former NFL'er and "Old Spice" guy Isaiah Mustafa wants to be more than just a pretty face that smells good and The Man Your Man Could Smell Like. Dude wants to act. He's appeared on shows like "Hot in Cleveland," "Chuck," and "NCIS," popped up in "Madea's Big Happy Family," and has a small role in WB's upcoming summer comedy, "Horrible Bosses."

'Biutiful' Actress Maricel Álvarez Joins Woody Allen's Rome-Set 'Bop Decameron'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 31, 2011 1:56 AM
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After winning most critics (including ours) over with his Gallic adventure in "Midnight In Paris," Woody Allen is to continue his ridiculously prolific run averaging a film a year taking his European holiday to Rome. Tentatively titled "Bop Decameron," the project is loosely based on a collection of 14th century novellas by Giovanni Boccarccio and boasts a star-studded cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz and Roberto Begnini.

Steve Coogan & Michael Winterbottom To Team Again For 'Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 31, 2011 1:39 AM
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While he hasn't quite become the Dudley Moore-style megastar he once seemed likely to be, Steve Coogan's big-screen career has been modestly successful so far, not least when he collaborates with prolific British director Michael Winterbottom. In "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock and Bull Story" and "The Trip," they've produced three warm, terrific comedies together, and we're always pleased to hear that the duo are continuing to collaborate.

Watch: Colin Farrell Channels Your Creepy Neighbor In New Clip From 'Fright Night'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 31, 2011 1:18 AM
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One of the biggest remaining question marks of the summer is DreamWorks' remake of cult horror-comedy classic "Fright Night." We'd been feeling mostly positive about the project in advance, with a script from former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" writer Marti Noxon, "Lars and the Real Girl" helmer Craig Gillespie directing, and a top-notch cast led by the hugely charismatic Anton Yelchin with Colin Farrell, Toni Colette, Imogen Poots, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant.

Is Matthew Modine Playing A "Key Villain" In 'The Dark Knight Rises'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2011 10:25 AM
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So it's Monday of Memorial Day weekend which means you've spent the quality time with family, had way too many hot dogs at your Uncle's BBQ, perhaps laid in the sun a bit too long and before it's back to the daily grind at the office tomorrow, you're using Monday afternoon to catch up on some websites or Twitter feeds you've been neglecting. Which may explain why this latest bit is only picking up steam now, nearly a week after it first kissed the internet.

Idris Elba Tweets Spark Speculation Of An Audition For Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By The Playlist
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  • May 30, 2011 6:33 AM
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English actor Idris Elba, still best known as Stringer Bell from David Simon's epic HBO series, "The Wire," tweeted this weekend, "Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today...meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part." And the Internet pretty much lit up with speculation.

'The Hobbit' Titles Confirmed; Part 1 Hits December 14, 2012 & Part 2 On December 13, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2011 5:52 AM
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Surviving a studio bankruptcy, a director exiting the project, a possible union strike, and a stomach ulcer, "The Hobbit" is actually happening and in the midst of a 14 month shoot. The highly anticipated pair of films have largely been operating with full interaction with the fans, with Peter Jackson frequently hitting Facebook to provide updates and answer questions, but fans have also been savvy and while today brings the official confirmation of the titles of each film, they've been knocking around for a couple of months now.

Will An In-Development 'Hawkman' Movie Be Part 'Indiana Jones,' 'Da Vinci Code' & 'Ghost'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 30, 2011 5:27 AM
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Super hero movies. You might be asking yourself, when will this hegemony end? Well, in case you haven't already guessed, as far as the box-office demand shows, they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Case in point, while Marvel Films & Disney keep looking deeper into their archives to see which B-list or even C-list characters could warrant the excuse of their own film, so does D.C. Comics and Warner Bros.

Hugo Weaving Says He'll Play 6 Different Characters In 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2011 2:32 AM
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Are the Wachowskis ready to make good on the promise they showed those many, many years ago? After making the lesbian thriller "Bound" and the groundbreaking "The Matrix," the siblings diluted their goodwill with two bloated, disappointing sequels and then flopped with "Speed Racer" (though the film does have its champions in certain quarters). On the producing front, while they scored with "V For Vendetta" they failed to deliver with "The Invasion" and "Ninja Assassin." In the same vein, Tom Tykwer made a big name for himself with "Run Lola Run" and has failed to match that success since, with a series of films of decreasing quality culminating in last year's truly awful "Three." As the saying goes, go big or go home and for their next directing effort all three helmers are teaming up and getting together one helluva cast to adapt one of the most celebrated, and complex, novels in recent memory.

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